Today on The Bottom Line Chip Brown gave his 10 biggest concerns for Texas football going into the 2019 season.
#1 Can Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando (and Tom Herman) reclaim their groove on defense?
#2 How will UT’s inexperienced corners handle the big stage and bounce back from adversity?
#3 Can Casey Thompson come in against an elite opponent, if necessary, and deliver a win?
#4 Can Ryan Bujcevski take the next step as a punter the way his cousin Michael Dickson did in Year 2 as the starter?
#5 How will the new faces on defense gel together?
#6 Is Denzel Okafor ready to release the giant within?
#7 How will Sam Ehlinger adjust to a speedy receiver in the slot as opposed to 6-foot-5 Lil’Jordan Humphrey?
#8 Can Ehlinger get his timing down on the seam routes he missed last season, especially considering the weapon Ehlinger has in tight end Cade Brewer?
#9 Will Ayodele Adeoye or Caleb Johnson prove to be the answer at middle linebacker, or will Texas rely on Jeffrey McCulloch and Joseph Ossai at linebacker and line up in nickel and dime?
#10 Is the makeup and leadership of this team ready to arrive — maybe even a year early — and win the Big 12, possibly earning a berth in the College Football Playoff?
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